Motorcycle transports to Canada - general information
For transports to Canada, the motorcycle must be packed in one case. Just talk to your local motorcycle dealer - they are often happy when the overpack of new vehicles can be disposed free of charge. Best try your luck at one of the dealers of Italian or Japanese manufacturers. Alternatively, you can purchase a standard motorcycle box with us that can be delivered to your domicile. Another option is to pack your motorcycle at the port or airport by yourself. Further package can be stowed unless hazardous substances according to aviation regulations are involved (e.g. batteries/accumulators, methylated spirits, motor oil, aerosols). You will save hard cash if you keep your box as small as possible, e.g. by removing the front wheel. Here is some advice for appropriate packaging: Verpackungstipps
Our prices are calculated individually, so please inform us about length, width and height (please remove mirror!) as well as weight. Primarily, volume matters! The smaller the box, the cheaper the transportation costs!
These standards shall not apply for ro/ro transport to Halifax via ship.
A trouble-free import and export in your country of destination is possible without a Carnet de Passage. Besides transportation via airplane, we also offer maritime transport. However, we advise against latter one for your outbound trip. Potential destinations are Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. Whitehorse is neither recommended for air freight nor for maritime transport due to very high costs occurring. Instead we recommend a transport to Anchorage and refer to our Allgemeinen Informationen Alaska. You also have the option to book one-way transport only or a multi-stop transport as well as: outbound trip via plane and return trip via ship or vice versa.
Potential delivery points are Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Stuttgart and Munich. Upon request, retrieval and delivery of your transport box at/to your premises can be agreed. Approx. 1 week prior to departure, your motorcycle will be dispatched.Thus, on-time arrival is guaranteed. After customs clearance, executed by our client within approx. 3 to 5 hours, your motorcycle will be unpacked and off you go! The empty box will be stored or, in case of a one-way transport, left at the delivery point. Please contact our forwarding agent a few days prior to return transport and coordinate your vehicle´s drop off. Upon completion of your vacation, your motorcycle will be repacked into the box. Anything else will be organised by us here in Hamburg or by our partner at the destination. Please calculate approx. 10 days for return transport.
Transport, storage of the empty box and clearance for both ways as well as fuel and security charges and fees for dangerous goods are included in our service. The costs are based on the height of the transport box and amount to approx. € 4,500.00 for a standard touring enduro (both ways). The weighting of the price for initial / return transport comes to approx. 40/60.
Sea freight – does not apply to ro/ro transports to Halifax
Drop-off is possible in Hamburg only. Upon request, retrieval of your transport box at your premises can be agreed. Depending on the destination, your motorcycle will be dispatched 3 to 5 weeks prior to departure. Thus, on-time arrival is guaranteed. The box will be loaded into a container in Hamburg, so it is protected against salt water.
After customs clearance, executed by the client himself within approx. 3 to 5 days, your motorcycle will be unpacked and off you go! The empty box will be stored or, in case of a one-way transport, left at the delivery point. Please contact our forwarding agent a few days prior to return transport and coordinate your vehicle´s drop off. Upon completion of your vacation, your motorcycle will be repacked into the box. Anything else will be organised by us here in Hamburg or by our partner at the destination. Please calculate approx. 4-6 weeks for return transport. All port charges, transport, storage of the empty box and clearance for both ways as well as fuel and security charges and fees for dangerous goods are included in our service.
The costs are based on the height of the transport box and amount to approx. € 2,500.00 for a standard touring enduro (both ways). It is possible to retrieve or deliver your motorcycle in a transport box via truck featuring lift and pallet cart.
As a result of diverse experiences, we have to inform you that Canadian customs might insist on presenting the motorcycles from the collection container upon arrival of the ship in Montreal as first port of call. If applicable, this will happen in a special area. This means that the whole container will be routed to and unloaded in this area. The customs will carry out an inspection. Subsequently, the container will be supplied to its regular process and transported to Toronto. A delay of up to 1 week and costs of approx. € 1,500.00 / 2,000.00 occur out of this. The perpetrator of this inspection will have to bear the costs. Therefore, we recommend the option air freight or ro/ro transport to Halifax for your outbound trip. The return trip can be effected in a collection container via the cost-efficient sea route from Toronto / Montreal / Vancouver without any problems.
Sea freight – applies to ro/ro transport to Halifax only
Drop-off is possible in Bremerhaven only. Upon request, retrieval of your unpacked motorcycle at your premises can be agreed. Shipping should take place approx. 3 weeks before departure to the East Coast, so that on-time arrival is guaranteed. Loading and lashing will be executed by staff at the port, as with a car ferry. However, without any potential lift for passengers. Due to customs regulations, no further baggage is allowed. Bags and topcase may remain at your motorcycle, but they must be empty and accessible. As the ships are completely closed, your motorcycle will be protected against salt water. After payment of local port charges in the amount of approx. CAN$ 150.00 and customs clearance executed by the client himself (time duration approx. 1 day), the motorcycle just needs to be picked up from the harbour and off you go!
Please contact our forwarding agent a few days prior to return transport and agree a handing over of your vehicle. After your vacation, the motorcycle will be loaded into the transport box. Anything else will be organised by us here in Hamburg or by our partner at the destination. Return transport will take approx. 3-4 weeks.
Costs depend on currency rates and fuel surcharges.They amount to approx. € 1,175.00 per motorcycle for transports from Bremerhaven to Halifax plus Canadian fees and € 1,495.00 per motorcycle for transports from Halifax to Bremerhaven including all port charges.
Please regard this as a rough price indication and inform us about your transport data for an exact calculation. All port charges for Germany, transport and clearance for both ways as well as fuel and security charges and fees for dangerous goods are included in our service.
As an option, we offer a transport insurance against total loss and transport damage of your motorcycle. The premium amounts to 1.6% of the vehicle value, at least € 160.00. The insurance does not include baggage jointly stowed with the motorcycle. We recommend enquiring about a luggage insurance.The damage must be visible from outside, retention comes to € 500.00 per claim.
Upon request, a retrieval or delivery of your motorcycle can be organised. For details, please see: Allgemeinen Information innerdeutsch und Nachbarstaaten.
We hope this information has been helpful for you and we are looking forward to a feedback. Would you like to receive a detailed offer? Please inform us about measures of your box and your motorcycle as well as your planned travel time. We are pleased to submit an individual calculation free of charge.
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